Lunar Summers: A Pioneering Case Manager and Occupational Therapist

By 22nd January 2024News

Who is Lunar Summers?

Lunar Summers is a highly experienced and dedicated occupational therapist with a diverse background in healthcare provision. Over the years, she has gathered extensive knowledge and skills in various aspects of occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and case management. Lunar’s primary focus has been on vocational and general rehabilitation, with particular expertise in neurology, orthopedic trauma, and life-limiting illness. Her passion for offering the highest standards of client care and her commitment to promoting the value of the services she engages in make her an excellent case manager.

For the past 13 years, Lunar has been working as an Independent Occupational Therapist and Case Manager, providing comprehensive treatment and support to clients in need. Her key responsibilities include:

Lunar’s Responsibilities

  • Conducting workplace and home assessments
  • Performing risk assessments and activity analysis
  • Implementing graded activity programs to maximise function and independence
  • Coordinating and managing resources for clients from statutory, private, and voluntary services
  • Collaborating with interdisciplinary teams to deliver comprehensive treatment

Achievements

One of Lunar’s achievements was her role as a Research Therapist in Orthopaedic Trauma at John Radcliffe Hospital. During her tenure, she:

  • Developed the Occupational Therapy role in orthopedic research
  • Offered expertise in multi-disciplinary assessments and treatment planning
  • Implemented and evaluated clinical research protocols
  • Collaborated with surgeons to identify suitable candidates for trials and managed literature, consent, and compliance with schedules
  • Formulated and analysed treatment plans following trauma, making discharge recommendations for optimal independence
  • Engaged with research networks to promote joint initiatives

Lunar’s Extensive Skill Set

  • Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration
  • BABICM registration
  • Occupational risk assessments
  • Goal-setting proficiency
  • Case Management
  • Occupational therapy treatment plan development
  • Outcome planning
  • Comprehensive report writing
  • Specialisation in palliative, neurological, and orthopedic rehabilitation